Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Doc Brown’s Owners’ Workshop Manual

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd might be the stars of Back to the Future but we all know who the true star is. The DeLorean Time Machine is the main star of the trilogy. It fascinated all those geeks in the 80s, some went on to purchase an actual DeLorean car. If not for the movie series, the DeLorean car would be just a footnote in automotive history failure. Director Robert Zemeckis made the DeLorean eternal. Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Doc Brown’s Owners’ Workshop Manual is a Haynes spoof manual. No need to be a mechanic, this book is for all. Explore the series from an automotive perspective. This is one book any Back to the Future fan should have. You will never run out of time finding new fun facts about the film series.

One of the most iconic movie sagas of all time, the Back to the Future trilogy has left an indelible impact on popular culture. Back to the Future: DeLorean Time Machine: Doc Brown’s Owners’ Workshop Manual delves into the secrets of the unique vehicle that transported Marty McFly and Doc Brown through time, including both the original version of the car and the updated flying model. Together, Gale and Walser have given us an unprecedented insight into the DeLorean’s inner workings, from its unmistakable gull-wing doors to Doc’s cutting-edge modifications, including the Flux Capacitor and Mr. Fusion. The book also includes unique handwritten excerpts from Doc Brown’s journals, which recount his life after World War II, how he came to build the Time Machine, his first trip to 2015, how he survived his accidental trip to 1885 and much, much more. Filled with exclusive illustrations and never-before-disclosed information, Back to the Future: Doc Brown’s DeLorean: Owners’ Workshop Manual is the perfect gift for the franchise’s legion of fans.

“It seemed natural that we would want to fill in the backstory of Doc’s early time travel experiments and how he arrived at the point of putting it into a car and then expanding it even further to fill in all the great little missing stories that you just kind of assume from the movies,” Gale said. “But here we are saying, ‘Okay, this is how Doc met Marty. This is what happened to Doc when he first arrived in 2015. This is how he survived in the Old West until Marty came back for him.’ These are questions people always ask me.”

This book’s creative team sets it apart. Bob Gale is best known as co-creator, co-writer, and co-producer of Back to the Future and its sequels. Gale has teamed up with illustrator Joe Walser, who has combined decades of motion picture art department experience with his passion for Back to the Future to become the world’s leading authority on the DeLorean time machine—in 2013, he led Universal Studios’ restoration of the vehicle used in all three Back to the Future movies, which is now on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

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Fun Fact: Haynes also publishes manuals for fictional vehicles, such as the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) from Star Trek and the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters.